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CURRENT

Backspin Promotions is the worldwide PR rep for Shelter Press and Enchufada imprints.

Backspin Promotions is the North American PR rep for Hyperdub and Planet Mu imprints

We also represent a number of one off projects Worldwide including new albums from Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society and Xosar

2019 releases we are promoting include

Lee Gamble - In A Paraventral Scale (Hyperdub) First of a trilogy of releases / out Feb 1, 2019

Xosar - The Possessor Possesses Nothing (Bedouin) / album out Feb 1, 2019

Silk Road Assassins - State of Ruin (Planet Mu) debut album / out Feb 8, 2019

Eli Keszler - Empire (Shelter Press) EP / out Feb 14, 2019

Branko - Nosso (Enchufada) / album out March 1, 2019

Angel-Ho - Death Becomes Her (Hyperdub) album / out March 1, 2019

JAB - Erg Herbe (Shelter Press) debut album / out March 7, 2019

SPECTRES “Composing / Listening” book (Shelter Press w/ support from INA GRM) / out March 7, 2019 features texts by Félicia Atkinson, François Bayle, François J. Bonnet, Drew Daniel, Brunhild Ferrari, Beatriz Ferreyra, Stephen O’Malley, Jim O’Rourke, Eliane Radigue, Régis Renouard Larivière, Espen Sommer Eide, Daniel Teruggi & Chris Watson

Rian Treanor - ATAXIA (Planet Mu) album / out March 15, 2019

Mana - Seven Steps Behind (Hyperdub) debut album / out April 5, 2019

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society - Mandatory Reality (eremite) / out Mid-Late April

TBA new projects from DJ Nate, Hyperdub’s 15th Year Anniversary, Felicia Atkinson and more

2019 tours we are promoting include

Branko - European tour dates through June 2019 and US dates Summer 2019

Eli Keszler - North American and European tour dates through May 2019

Jlin - North American tour dates throughout 2019

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society - European tour dates in March 2019

THE PAST

Brooklyn-based independent PR company Backspin Promotions was established in December 1999 following two years of operation as Backspin Media. The name "Backspin" came from the idea of the rewind popular w/ Drum n Bass DJs at the time the company started - the concept being that Backspin would represent music people would want to "rewind" – i.e., listen to more than once. 

The aim of this unique and bespoke PR company from its inception has been to promote independent artists, independent music labels and creative projects. Over the course of the last 18+ years Backspin Promotions have helped both new and established artists reach a wider audience. Our projects have ranged from work on major festivals including Unsound Festival New York to promoting an incredibly diverse range of music. Our primary focus has often been on electronic music – Ambient, Bass, Drum n Bass, Dubstep, Footwork, House, Techno –though we have also regularly promoted other forms including Modern Classical, Experimental, Hip Hop, Jazz, Noise, Pop, Sound Art, Soul and World Music. 

Backspin Promotions has promoted the following artists: Oren Ambarchi, Ame, Annie (dj kicks), Amiina, Amp Fiddler (debut), Ananda Project, Thomas AnkersmitAntwoodAtom™Roy Ayers, John Perry Barlow (EFF), BeanfieldBee Mask, Bernard ParmegianiBlack Devil Disco Club, Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland, Bodycode, Booka Shade, Big BudKing Britt, LTJ Bukem (debut), Burial, Terry Callier (RIP), Carl Craig, Chicken LipsCirclesquareClaude Speeed, Cobblestone Jazz, Colder (debut / sophomore), Cooly G (debut, sophomore), Container, Cut Chemist, Dabrye (debut), Daddy G (dj kicks), Da Lata, Darkstar (debut), Roy Davis JnrMatthew Dear (debut / sophomore), The Detroit Experiment, Dimitri From ParisDixon, Doon Kanda (debut), Viker Duplaix, Eartaker (debut), East Man (debut), Ectomorph, Jimmy EdgarNick Edwards, Ekoplekz, Emeralds, Eomac, The EraFatima Al Qadiri (debut/sophomore), Mark Fell, Fila Brazillia, Fhloston ParadigmForeign Exchange (debut), Dennis Ferrer, Forma, Four Tet (dj kicks), Funkstörung, John T Gast (debut), ?uestlove, A Guy Called Gerald, The Glimmers (dj kicks), HuneeLarry Gold, Adam Goldstone (debut) (RIP), Michael Gordon, Goth-Trad, Graze (debut), Robert Hampson, Harry Pussy, Larry Heard, Heatsick, Fatima Al Qadiri (debut / sophomore), Florian Hecker, Francois KHerbie Hancock, Herbert, HervaHeterotic (debut / sophomore), Hieroglyphic Being, The Host, Hot Chip (dj kicks), Ikonika (debut / sophomore), Interplanetary Prophets, I:CubeItal (debut / sophomore), Ital Tek, J DIlla (debut / final) (RIP), J-Lin (debut / sophomore), J-Live, Etienne Jaumet (debut), Jazzanova (debut), JoakimJunior Boys, Eli Keszler, Kid Creole, King Midas Sound (debut / sophomore), KleinKode9 and the Spaceape (RIP), Knox Om Pax, Koop (debut), Kon and AmirKuedo, KuduKyoto Jazz Massive (debut), Kenny Larkin, Last Step, Laurel Halo (debut), Lee GambleEliott Lipp (debut), Loco Dice (debut), Louie Vega, Luciano (debut), Drew Lustman, Mala, ManaManzel, Marley Marl, Hugh MasekelaThe Martinez Brothers, MeyersMiracle (debut), Mr Mitch (debut / sophomore), Mister Saturday Night (debut), Misty Conditions (debut), Nicolay, NHK'Koyxen, NookieNuspirit Helsinki (debut), Ski Oakenfull, Octave One, Okzharp & Manthe RibaneOmar, Om Unit, Ossie, Outer Space, Erlend Øye (dj kicks), Bernard Parmegiani, Gilles Peterson, Pete Rock, Proc Fiskal (debut), Quarta330Quiet Village (debut), RabitRandolphThe Rapture (dj kicks), DJ Rashad (RIP), Recloose (debut), RP Boo (debut / sophomore / 3rd), Ursula Rucker (debut / sophomore), Timothy Saccenti (photographer), Sami Baha (debut), Pierre Schaeffer, Henrik Schwarz, Sinjin Hawke & Zora JonesDani Siciliano (debut), Scuba, Anthony "Shake" Shakir, Adrian Sherwood, Sepalcure (debut), Silkie, Sly & Robbie, Alice SmithSolar Bears, SpacekDJ Spinn, DJ Spinna, Starkey, SwayzakSyclops (Maurice Fulton), DJ Taye (debut), DJ TreTerror Danjah, Tiga (dj kicks), Thought Broadcast, Tosca, Francesco Tristano, Traxx (debut), Traxman (debut / third), Troublemakers (debut), Tribe (Detroit Jazz Collective), Trüby Trio, Two Lone Swordsmen, μ-Ziq, DJ VadimVenetian Snares, Luke Vibert, Walton (debut), Ben WattGary War, Will i Am, The Whitest Boy Alive (debut / sophomore), Keith Fullerton Whitman, Young Smoke, Morgan Zarate, Zomby, Ziúr (debut), Rudi Zygaldo and more. 

Backspin Promotions has worked with the following recording labels: Accidental, BBE, Blue Note, Brownswood, The Bunker New York, Butterz, Buzzin Fly, Cadenza, Cantaloupe Music, Chez, Civil Music, Compost, Defend, Deep Medi Muzik, Department of Records, Desolat, DFA, Domino, Editions Mego, Eotrax, Get Physical, Ghostly International, Giant Step, Good Looking Records, Guidance, Halcyon Veil, Hefty!, Hotflush, Hyperdub, !K7, Kinetic Records, King St, Lo Recordings, Mahagoni Music, Metalheadz, Mr.Bongos, Mister Saturday Night, Nation, Nublu, Nuphonic, Objektvity, On-U Sound, Output Recordings, Palm Pictures, Pan, Planet E, Planet Mu, Recollection GRM, Ropeadope, Rush Hour, Sony Music, Spectrum Spools, Spiritual Life, Stones Throw, Strut, Track Mode, Warp, Wave, Ultra, V Recordings, Vega Records, Versatile Records, Verve and others.

Organizations and festivals Backspin Promotions have promoted include B.A.M. (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Detroit Electronic Music Festival (debut year), Giant Step / Levi's Miles Ahead series, Mutek Festival, Performa 2011, Resident Advisor events, the first ever Sustain Release Weekender, Unsound Festival New York and others.

Backspin Promotions has also served as music consultant for a variety of independent and commercial projects and continues to consult on projects for respected New York music house Q Department on a regular basis. 

Backspin Promotions remains dedicated to exposing new and developing talent.